Guiding Principles

We pledge to support and apply the following principles to achieve MOCAN’s mission.

Inclusiveness and Diversity
We welcome the views and contributions of all Missourians. We seek equitable member representation across the state and among diverse population groups.

Mutual Respect
We acknowledge and respect the unique experience, perspective, knowledge, and expertise that each member brings to MOCAN. We respect one another and work together in ways to recognize that all contributions are of equal importance and all persons of equal value.

Transparency and Openness
We believe in the importance of transparency and the public sharing of accurate, complete data and statistics, minutes and other materials in a manner that is clear and open to the public.

We are committed to continuing dialogue, analysis and modification of our mission and work plan as needs change and progress is made toward achieving our goals.

We base our decisions on these principles and will identify, review, and incorporate findings of new and ongoing research in a manner that reflects these principles. MOCAN’s decision-making processes are transparent, accountable and include ways for others to offer comments and feedback.

2022–2024 Strategies

MOCAN goals across our work group and committees align with the following strategies:

  • Facilitate collaboration to create a coordinated plan across work groups.
  • Educate key partners/stakeholders/networks to increase capacity to engage the clientele they serve to improve their practices/behaviors.
  • Package successful approaches in a manner that increases engagement of key partners and is motivational to spark broader uptake of effective healthy eating and physical activity actions in Missouri.
  • Improve advocacy promoting healthy eating and active living priorities of MOCAN.